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i brought with me. i was an executive at an electronics company and on the city council and here. i just, you know, it was not like i did it why can't you? i did it because i had a lot of advantages. >> is there a dichotomy with your younger life and being in the wealthiest district in america? >> in my younger life, i was the daughter of a veterinary ran. i was fine, it is a long story, i'm not going there. yes, living in the wealthiest district and running if congress as a welfare mom, but i wasn't running as a welfare mom, that was my story of who i was. i was also an executive at an electronics company. i had my own business. i was a real activist in my community, people knew me. it just added something, somehow. so then i got here and my staff and my consultants started cautioning me not to be the one that comes down to the floor and keeps talking about my welfare experience. i wouldn't do that. most issues but on the welfare reform under bill clinton. i didn't totally agree with what he was doing and i was the co chair here at the house. i thought that was pretty good, it was
was complaining about the dodge city atmosphere that which a think summed it up. " you write and to your book about you'll have to help me with the pronunciations. did he provide the muster roy at 2 had ever seen? >> i have never tied to him above that. after it happened. we were surprised it. had gone into a supposedly relieve the -- a couple of local battalion's it. turn of their work two regular is coming across the border right of the point. we ran into them. the next thing we knew, we were surrounded. the heavy fire from there on the day refused to come out. they just wouldn't. there was a hybrid between us where there was an air base there. it was sitting in a bar. people were talking about how it was of the and the pilots said, i would not let up there. i did not come out here to sit in the bar. i came up to help. the aircraft came flooding in. we knew he was coming in. " the wounded were up there appear ready to run him out on the air strip. he flew over the ridge. he came in and landed. when he landed on the runway at -- order shares were coming off all around as. he just sat there "
worked for the president and progressive causes and began in 2008 when he performed in five cities in north carolina and. his efforts generated thousands of volunteers and helped win the state for the democrats for the first time since 1976. the last year has been a busy for them on the campaign trail, over 50 radio and television interviews and 40 events, from concerts' and field offices to opening the final night of the democratic national convention. just yesterday, he helped brighten up washington, d.c. by performing at the lighting of the national christmas tree. his music was with us as we celebrated the season, our family and country. i would like to welcome james taylor. [applause] >> thank you, bill, thank you, susan, for the cupcakes. i got a fire one myself. mighty tasty. you know, i titled this thing today election reform because i thought i needed to have a title. i probably know less about election reform then pretty much everybody in the room. i will talk a little bit about it toward the end. really, what i wanted to do it is described a pilgrim's progress through th
weatherman was reported the city was being pelted by hailed the size of canned hams. [laughter] one of the highlights of his career. it was dave bootstrapped a camera to a monkey, worked a talk about drive-through, told lady gaga when he was her age he had a paper route. it was dave who came back on the air less than a week after 9/11 to show the world the work was still standing. [applause] tonight we honor dave letterman who has always offered as an authentic piece of himself. sometimes cranky, often self- deprecating, always funny. those of you who have been on the show he is also a true gentleman. thank you. [applause] when natalia the affected from the soviet union in 1970 she made headlines around the globe, but back home her name was excised from textbooks, photographs expunge from the school and her countrymen work -- were forced to rely on underground channels. no one can be raised what takes hold of the heart. in 1989 when the iron curtain opened, the welcome people -- russian people will come to her back with open arms. 2000 people packed the theater where she trained as
going. we have governments both large and small from state and city government, smaller communities like long beach and some others on long island that are just waiting to see if they will get some relief so they can move forward with their plans. we beat back most of the crippling amendments, we beat back all of the crippling amendments and most of the amendments. this is a very very fine day i think in the senate. the century old tradition of different parts of the country rallying those who are beleaguered because of a difficult natural disaster. the fact that 12 republicans voted for a bill that contained virtually no offsets except for the one amendment that passed last week, that is a full bill, a whole bill, a bill that gets new york and new jersey rapidly on the road to recovery and it fills us with hope that we can get something done and get something done quickly. when we pressed, when we explained to our colleagues what we needed at a desperation here, they listened carefully and we are really very very glad about that. let me say a few specific things, there is very ample fun
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